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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy Caused by Intracardiac Mesothelioma

Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals.. 2006 Dec;14(6):517-9. [Link]

Tao Jin, MD, Hai-Yong Wang, MD1, Yi-Ming Ni, MD

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
1 Department of Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

For reprint information contact: Yiming Ni, MD Tel/fax: 86 571 8723 6645 Email: Ni_yiming@hotmail.com, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, 79 Qingchun Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310003, China.

Abstract

We report a case of intracardiac mesothelioma complicated by chronic disseminated intravascular coagulopathy in a 50-year-old woman. Her symptoms were completely relieved by emergency resection of the tumor. Primary resection of the intracardiac mesothelioma is adequate treatment for this complicated surgical problem.

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